Three excellent Fusion Tables walkthroughs/how-to’s made their way to the NICAR email list in the last month, and if you’re interested in getting started with the mapping/data table service, you can’t go wrong with these.
Last but not least, Brittny Goodsell, who is a Cronkite News Service reporter/multimedia producer, has put together this Fusion Tables how-to on data visualization subtitled “Don’t Be Scared. It’s Not That Hard.”
And if you’re looking for some more ideas, I’ve tried my best to curate and catalog walkthroughs and experiments and news about Fusion Tables. Let me know what I’m missing.